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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Banned Motorcycle Fuel on Raw Almonds

Local Harvest has an eye opening read. It is about how our food nannies industry is controlling and deliberately mislabeling our food.

Step aside China.


From the Local Harvest link above:
The new protocols require all raw almonds sold in North America to be pasteurized, thereby killing off any wayward bacteria. How? By quick-steaming the nuts, or spraying them with propylene oxide (PPO), a chemical so nasty that it was banned by both the National Hot Rod and American Motorcycle Racing Associations, where it had been used as a fuel before being deemed too dangerous. PPO is also a carcinogen. For these and other reasons, most countries, including the EU, ban imported nuts treated with PPO. (The ABC is actively working to change that.)
A petition regarding this issue is here.
Quoted in part:
Description/History:
Starting in August or September of 2007, raw almonds available in the USA, Canada and Mexico, will no longer be "truly raw" due to a mandate passed by the USDA, FDA and the California Almond Board, announcing that all almonds including organic must be pasteurized. Information is available at the following link:

Action Plan and Pasteurization - Frequently Asked Questions

The problem is the law has been passed with little public input(if any) or notification whatsoever. In addition all pasteurized almonds available in the marketplace will still be labeled as raw almonds. Can this be considered fraudulence or an out right lie? Are you willing to give up your food freedom choices?


Online petitions may not stop legislation but they sure do help spread the word. Sign if you're inclined, or send the link to the petition to others to help spread awareness of this issue.

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